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Black History Month is a time when communities across the nation celebrate the of achievements by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month started as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator and scholar. In 1976, it became a month-long national observance. February was selected as the official month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
 
Traditionally, Black History Month focuses on experiences of Black people and leaders in the United States. However for North Carolina State University’s 2019 celebration we want to create space to honor the legacies, histories and contributions of Black people across the Diaspora. From triumphs and hardships collective resiliency and community interconnectedness this years theme of  “Our Wings Still Fly: the Beauty and the Burden of Blackness” symbolizes the social injustices faced by people of the diaspora. Yet, through an understanding of the burdens of Blackness we are able to celebrate and embrace the multiple dimensions of prosperity.
 
Through the celebration of this theme, we will be exploring 
  • The hardships and triumphs of Blackness 
  • The contributions and resilience of black people
  • Global diaspora of blackness
 
All programming featured on this calendar during the month embodies the theme via art, speakers, discussion, film screenings and educational events.
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Hate U Give Movie Discussion @ Park Shops 215
5:00 pm
Please join the Multicultural Young Educators Network and the College of Education for a dinner and movie discussion of the movie, The Hate U Give. We will be discussing important topics reflected in the film[...]
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
This event will be centered around the politics of labeling black families as dysfunctional. Through a thorough examination of history, attendees will learn about policies and societal views that have affected the dynamics of black[...]
Black in Color @ NCSU Crafts Center
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black in Color @ NCSU Crafts Center
7:00 pm
Join us for a night full of artistic expression focused on all things Black. This event will be a Paint n’ Sip fundraiser. Hosted by: Society of Afrikan American Culture For more information, contact: Syhana[...]
Feb 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
11:45 am
Join the Africana Studies Department and Multicultural Student Affairs for a screening of S. Torriano Berry’s documentary “The Kusini Concept”. Category: BHM 2019
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Week On the Couch with Audre Lorde
1:00 pm
In celebration of the birth of Audre Lorde on February 18, 1934, the Women’s Center will be hosting “A Week on the Couch with Audre.” Participants will be provided select works of Audre Lorde and[...]
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
The Black History Month Soul Food Pop-Up allows students the opportunity to enjoy some delicious food while learning more about the history of Poole’s Black Alumni and other Black Historical figures. Hosted by: BBSA and[...]
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:35 pm
Screening of "Countdown to Kusini" @ Talley 4280
4:30 pm
Join the Africana Studies Department and Multicultural Student Affairs for a screening of the 1976 movie “Countdown at Kusini” directed by Ossie Davis. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with S. Torriano[...]
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
An open mic event that will be hosted by The Poetry Cafe which will include light refreshments and snacks. The Poetry Cafe is a group of spoken word artists who aim to unify students through[...]
Ego Trippin’ @ Park Shops 215
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ego Trippin' @ Park Shops 215
7:00 pm
Join us as we recognize and celebrate the achievements of several African American individuals. This will be a presentation of “Black Firsts” and the ways these accomplishments have helped to shape society and culture. Hosted[...]
SAAC Play It Back @ Avent Ferry Lounge
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAAC Play It Back @ Avent Ferry Lounge
7:00 pm
Do you know how to play Spades or want to learn? If so, join us at SAAC Play It Back for a night full of fun. Hosted by: Society of Afrikan American Culture, Black Male[...]
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blacks in Wax Live Museum
9:00 am
Join the African American Cultural Center for Blacks in Wax! The Blacks in Wax Live Museum allows the untold stories of our ancestors to be portrayed in front of audiences of all ages and backgrounds.[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
11:30 am
In a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl, participants will answer questions about African American history. Hosted by: Society of Multicultural Scientists For more information, contact: riboyd@ncsu.edu Category: BHM 2019
Chat & Chew: "Carrying it All: A discussion on balancing advocacy and self-care as a Black American" @ MSA Suite (Talley 4261)
12:00 pm
Bring your lunch and join the Counseling Center and Multicultural Student Affairs for “Carrying it All”! As Black Americans continue the fight for equity through their activism it is important to recognize the responsibility and[...]
Feb 25 @ 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm
7:20 pm
Join the Mu Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as we uncover significant people that have been “brushed over” or completely erased from history. Hosted by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. For more[...]
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:05 pm
The Truth About Progress: A Q&A with JillisBlack @ Talley 3222
6:00 pm
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites you to join us as we close Black History Month with writer and lecturer, Jillisblack, with our keynote entitled, The Truth About Progress: An Interactive Q&A. During her[...]
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Black History Month Trivia @ The Bistro
9:00 pm
Students will be challenged with questions surrounding the topics of significant black history events, popular black culture, and important black figures. Come collaborate with friends to see who can get the most questions right and[...]

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact Multicultural Student Affairs at 919.515.3835.